Gordon W. Clanton, Jr., age 66, of Pocahontas, passed away Monday, February 8 at St. Louis University Hospital. A memorial service for 66 year old Gordon W. Clanton, Jr. will be Friday, February 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alexander Disease Foundation.
Gordon was born October 30, 1949, to Gordon and Edna (nee Rommerskirchen) Clanton, Sr., in Highland, IL.
After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of Wolf Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Mansfield, MO.
He worked for the Tobar-Hamilton Shoe Factory in Mansfield, MO, for several years, and several other companies before starting the Clanton Express Trucking Company approximately 12 years ago.
He is survived by his mother, Edna Clanton, Pocahontas, IL; children, Shane (Cassandra) Potts, Pocahontas, IL, Shelly Clanton, Springfield, MO, Bobby Clanton, Norwood, MO, Brandy Potts, Marshfield, MO, and Chad Clanton, Springfield, MO; sisters, Barbara (Harry) Elledge, Wickensburg, AZ, Rebecca Hess, Pocahontas, IL, Virginia (Gerald) Potts, Pocahontas, IL; brother, David (Pam) Clanton, Pocahontas, IL; 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Clanton, Sr.; brother, Richard Clanton, in infancy.